Sunday, October 15, 2006

I've been chugging away at the Fisherlad Guernsey for the boy. Here is a progress shot. [Please note that I took 15 shots of this ding-dang sweater with my ding-dang camera. For some reason (read: "user error") I could not get the beautiful ganseyness texture of the yoke to show up. Hrmph. Also several of the 15 shots included one or more cats, who, like frantic Hollywood ingenues, push themselves in front of the camera whenever I start taking pictures...] I am now working up the back. And as always, I've been second-guessing the pattern and my gauge madly and made some serious modifications, which you will hear me complaining about at length if I guessed wrong. Cross yer fingers. Anyway:

Also, on the train into the Reading Terminal Market for breakfast yesterday (a hallowed MM Family Tradition!), I started a sock. I had knit the first sock as a sample for the store, and then of course they discontinued the color, so Mary gave it to me. Since I feel winter coming on, I thought I'd whip out a second sock to make the pair. Even though the rest of my wardrobe is a symphony of greys and browns and blacks, I like wildly colorful socks. These are a typical choice. Here is exciting toe shot:

This is for sister CurlyGirl:

Sweet and dreamy Tyler Florence from the Food Network.

Seeing him recalled a story, which I will now share with you. Several years ago, I used to watch Food Network all the time. I loved Molto Mario and Paula Deen and Ming Tsai. For some reason, I loathed Bobby Flay. I got it into my head that he was really mean and used to refer to him as "that mean Bobby Flay". In contrast, I felt that Ming was really really kind. CG and I used to discuss this at length. We even incorporated them into the Sims game that we were playing at the time. We made a Food Network House populated with FN stars. Mean Bobby Flay used to go around the house picking fights and slapping people and making the other people cry. Ming was nice and would try to sooth wounded feelings. While I was poking around the web looking for pictures I came across this article. I'd quote the title here (which honestly made me laugh out loud), but this is a family-type blog. I believe the author picked up the same vibes that I was picking up.

I'm mean!!

I'm nice!!

I may be wrong and Bobby Flay may be the nicest guy on the planet and Ming may be the meanest, but I don't think I'm wrong.

One last note:

Former Phillie and MM fave Placido Polanco was named MVP of the ALCS for the Tigers. He's off to the World Series. Sing along with me (to the tune of "O La Paloma Blanco"): "OH MY PLACIDO POLANCO-OOOOOOO!!!!"


Blogger CurlyGirl said...

I'm a little concerned that my boyfriend, Tyler Florence, has sold out by becoming a spokesman for Applebee's (because THAT'S haute cuisine!) But I still love him.

And I must confess that I LOVED my meal at Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill a few years ago. I'd go back. As a matter of fact, NaturalBlonde and I are considering an NYC trip and I was looking into Flay's other restaurants.

(and in the Sims game, the Bobby Flay and Molto Mario characters ended up getting together, adopting a baby and setting up house together. I think Mario softened him up a bit!)

10:55 AM  
Blogger diana said...

Well, I don't think I'd mind BF cooking something for me, as long as we had no personal interaction.

I forgot that he and Molto Mario got together!!! WA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

5:25 PM  
Blogger JordanBaker said...

I totally *heart* the idea of a Food Network Sims house. So many of my favorite horrifying obsessions all rolled into one. . .

9:54 PM  
Blogger DMJ said...

I looked at your Count Down link and do not understand the significance of January 20, 2008. Why count down to that date? If it were January 20, 2009, and the expulsion of the loathsome Bush from office, that I could understand.

9:36 AM  
Blogger diana said...

WA HA - I can't believe I did that with the counter. Here I thought I was such a clever gal. I guess I could say it was to mark the moment when Bush would only be in office one more year.

I fixed it.

2:00 PM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

Cugina, I though you were counting down from there because it wouldn't have to be "years" (plural). Hee,hee.

I think that Tyler was Bobby and Mario's adopted baby! Janice (my favorite Wiggle - according to Charlie) was the surrogate! You can tell he got a little of both fathers - he's kind of salty to that "boil water" chick (Flay side), and yet he was absolutely sweet and delightful to the old Italian woman he visited in California (Molto side). I just want to know if he's listing the WW points value with all his new Appleby's upgrades!

9:18 AM  
Blogger VADIR Raider said...

Love your knitting pics. Wanna find out about Disruptive Incident Reporting?

(Inadvertently and inappropriate commented on wrong post - sorry about that.)

11:50 AM  
Blogger purlewe said...

btw.. I used to love watching ming on FN. In fact I watched him so much he got the nickname "your boyfriend" at my house. as in "your boyfriend is on TV."


4:32 PM  

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